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Changes on Coley's mind

12 February 2016

John Coleman isn't ruling out making changes to his side for tomorrow's game with Crawley Town.

The Reds are looking to return to winning ways having lost at Carlisle last weekend.

The manager strengthened his squad in the transfer window with the addition of Scott Brown, Mark Hughes and Rommy Boco and thinks that presents him with a good problem.

“On any given day you pick the team that you believe can win the game,” he said. “People who know me know that I'm not one for change for change's sake and it can possibly be frustrating for the people out of the team because they might not be able to see the light at the end of the table but the one thing that does happen is that when they get chance we're quick to support them.

“The chances are there for players to impress and I'm sure whoever gets the nod on Saturday will be more than capable of taking their chance.

“You're always trying to second guess the opposition but when you take a step back you realise that you have to focus on yourselves and ask questions of the opposition. You have to make them come up with a solution to stop you and not the other way around.

“That doesn't mean you don't do your preparation but particularly after the defeat on Saturday we have to focus on getting our performance right and the right result.”

Stanley are hoping to complete the double over the 15th placed Red Devils having won 3-0 at the Checkatrade Stadium at the start of the season.

But Coleman insists they can't afford to underestimate their opponents.

“We're expected to win this game and that adds its own pressure. If you think about it, three or four years ago Crawley would be long odds on to beat Accrington so it shows times are changing. Every game we play now between now and the end of the season will be difficult for its own reason and our players have to learn to deal with the pressures.

“When they were promoted they had a lot of money at their disposal but then when you're not successful in the league above finances get tight and it's difficult to replicate it this time round.

“They've got a good manager in Mark Yates. He knows the game inside out and knows how my teams set up. I'm looking forward to the game.”


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